Please take a moment to pray over these situations, sent to us by pastors ministering in very difficult places. It has been Dr. Richard’s great privilege to serve these pastors and others like them through Global Proclamation Academies or pastors conferences throughout the years. Names have been withheld for protection.
DR Congo pastor:
Aug. 30: “The security situation in and around Goma has worsened. We have cancelled our day of prayer because of the bombing going on in Goma. Pray for the protection of the town of Bunia, where a rebel movement is at war for the last week. We have the Ugandan army that has invaded the country in the North, 180 kms from Bunia. All of this is threatening security around us.”
Sept. 18: “Thank you so very much for praying for us. I am well and my family too. We are busy. Of late I have been raising food to feed the displaced people because of the war 25 miles away from my town. I was able to raise seven tons of rice, 2.5 tons of beans and cooking oil to feed 2,500 people. Tremendous needs, keep praying.”
Aug. 27: “Last week was so hard on Damascus. More than 60 mortars fell on the city of which the majority fell on the Christian Quarter in Damascus after being sent by the Opposition gangs of Islamic Radical Groups.
On Thursday August 22, a mortar fell near my uncle (My mother’s brother), an old man of 76 years. The Mortar fragments hit his legs and he was bleeding for 4 hours. After spending two days at the ER, uncle George passed away.”
Sept. 5: “Maloula is a Syrian village located in the rocky mountains 60 km north of Damascus city. It is one of the only three villages in the whole world that its inhabitants – Christians & Moslems – live peacefully together and still speak Aramaic the language of Lord Jesus Christ.
On September 4, 2013 Maloula was attacked by opposition armed groups in order to put under their control. Its Ancient Churches, Monasteries, Christian heritage & people, all are threatened of being destroyed after being harmed by the attack.
We appeal to all sisters & brothers around the world to raise the awareness of the danger facing ancient heritage & people in Syria. Please try to do something to save it.”
For His glory,Edie Ross prayer coordinator
P.S. RREACH recently was able to disburse funds to Syrian pastors through the Pastor’s Family Care Fund to help with children’s school fees and other needs. Please join us in praising God for the provision of these funds and the opportunity to minister to pastors serving in difficult areas.